WHY cannot kangaroos jump in reverse?

Kangaroos are among the best jumpers in the animal world, with a jump length of 10-12 meters and travel speed of 50 km/h. To keep its balance when jumping, the kangaroo uses its thick, muscular tail at the base for balance.

This tail, as well as its large feet, is the reason why the kangaroo cannot jump backwards.

Owing to this fact, the kangaroo, in company with the emu, which also cannot stagger, appeared on the coat of arms of Australia, illustrating the motto “Australia always goes only forward!”

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